Terry Conner and David McCombs in Dallas Business Journal: Shifting Economy Affects Commercial Litigation


Companies' desires to go global and a rebounding economy filled with cost-conscious clients are some of the issues top of mind for litigators in Texas. Relative to the past few years, a lot of money is moving in the corporate world.

In Texas, much of it has gone toward the energy sector, said Terry Conner, a partner in Haynes and Boone, LLP Dallas office.

"There is big money involved so there will be falling outs and disputes," Conner said. "More people will be calling their law firms for help with all of this..."

David McCombs, a partner with the Haynes and Boone law firm's office in Dallas, and other intellectual property attorneys are eager to learn how the new Leahy-Smith America Invents Act will ultimately affect their work. That federal legislation, co-written by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith of San Antonio, initiated new laws guiding procedures for resolving disputes in patent validity, as well as speeding up the process of getting a patent and lowering patent fees.

Excerpted from Dallas Business Journal, June 23, 2012. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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